Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This vegetable chili make a large quantity - perfect to serve for a big gang!! The beer adds a nice flavor to this chili.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large stockpot, combine tomatoes, kidney beans, celery, carrots,onion, green pepper, raisins, vinegar and seasonings. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes.
  2. Uncover and cook for another 30 minutes. Stir in the beer.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for about 25 minutes, or until thickened.
  4. serve garnished with cheese.
Most Helpful

I thought this was just great! I love that there are no refined sugars, but the chili is so sweet! I used a pale ale, not a light beer and that added a great flavor. This was very easy as well so I'll be making this again. Thanks!

SweetySJD June 25, 2007

Very enjoyable. We're not sure we would call this a chili, though, as the beans were kind of lost in this. Maybe if the beans were doubled? I made a half-recipe for 3 of us, and we didn't have a lot of leftovers at all, so not sure this makes 12 servings. Maybe 12 cups? (I didn't measure.) I did reduce the chili powder by a bit, because I was afraid of it being too spicy for the family, but it turned out not to be spicy at all, so next time I will make it as written exactly. We served with homemade foccacia bread and it was an enjoyable supper. Thanks!

MathMom.calif June 12, 2007